Perhaps I’ve been in the mood to wear preppy, uniform inspired clothing lately, but with Christmas just around the corner, I wanted to also share this amazing R2D2 tie that I picked up on my last trip to Disneyland. I knew I had to buy this (if not for my husband, then for myself) probably because I rarely see these type of accessories. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your Star Wars fan (guy or girl), then this might just be it. As for how to wear it? For the girls, forget about wearing this with a collared shirt and just go casual over a tee! And for the guys, pair it with your favorite Star Wars cuff links. Happy gift giving!
All I wanted to wear in the early/mid ’90s was plaid. I remember wearing giant flannel shirts all the time, especially ones my dad had gotten from Eddie Bauer – those were my favorites! Flannel always seems to make it’s way around again when the weather gets cold and a plaid flannel is a great piece to wear over any old t-shirt, especially when you’re tired of wearing a cardigan! It definitely has a more rocker/lumberjack vibe so make sure you balance out the rest of the outfit. Be sure to scroll down for some great plaid flannel options!
If you’ve ever thought about the uniforms of the Imperial Officers in the Star Wars universe (because who hasn’t), you might not be surprised to find out their designs were based on the uniforms worn by the Nazis (thanks to my friend Betty for this useful trivia!) This sometimes all black and intimidating uniform was the first thing I thought of when I got a hold of this amazing long sleeve faux leather dress. With clean lines and a futuristic cut, this is an easy day to night dress that works especially well in the colder seasons. This dress will definitely command attention, even from the dark side.
I may have been sick the entire weekend of Comikaze, but that didn’t stop me from having a great time there. Cosplaying as Rocket Raccoon was probably just the motivation I needed to get my sick butt out of bed and put on a costume. And even though I couldn’t eat all day and was sniffling like crazy, I had so much fun being a bad ass not-so-furry hero with a big ass gun. I probably stopped every Guardians of the Galaxy character I saw to take a photo with them (big thanks to Betty and Crystal for being my “handlers” and helping me out when needed), but one of my favorite things was letting little kids hold my giant gun. I really wish I had gotten more photos of those moments, but at least I captured a few. On top of taking a ton of photos and checking out all the costumes, I had a great time browsing the booths, attending panels, and chatting with friends, old and new.
Today’s post may look like a typical outfit post (which it partially is), but I also wanted to take a second to talk a little bit about the Geek Fashion Panel that I had the pleasure of speaking on at Comikaze 2014. With all the different type of geek fashion bloggers and geek clothing designers on the panel, we had a great time discussing all sorts of topics – what we’d like to see for the future of geek fashion, what our personal geek fashion style is, and even how we decide if we’re going to purchase a piece a piece of geek clothing? We definitely touched on things I rarely thought about such as “knock off” pieces and knowing if you’re buying an original design versus a copy cat. I was even surprised to find
With Halloween only a day away, it may be a little too late to plan an elaborate costume, but that’s where I’m here to help! There are tons of ways to make pseudo costumes -Disney bounding anyone? And this WeLoveFine Princess Leia dress is just another simple way to get the gist of the character across. With a white dress, white boots, and maybe a brown cap with buns, you could easily pull off a “Star Wars bound” look! Also, American Apparel always has a ton of great ideas with their simple pieces. Good luck and Happy Halloween!
The thing with awesome shirts is that they get worn, get old, and you keep them for a lifetime. When I bought this “Darkside of the Garden” tee a long time ago from a little place online called Threadless, I knew it was one of those shirt designs that I liked enough to keep forever. How can you resist the domesticated Darth Vader architecting the latest Death Star bush? Fast forward over 10 years later and I’m still finding new ways to wear it!